Sand Chronicles (砂時計) is a manga by Hinako Ashihara. It completed serialization in Japan in Betsucomi during 2005 and was licenced by Viz Media. It began serialization in English in Shojo Beat's August 2007 issue, replacing Yume Kira Dream Shoppe. The series has also been adapted as a dorama series in Japan. In 2005, it was awarded the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo manga.It was also adapted into a movie, starring Kaho and Nao Matsushita.
Writer and Illustrator: Hinako Ashihara (芦原 妃名子) born in Hyogo, Japan is a female Japanese manga artist. She won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for her manga Sand Chronicles, as well as the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award for Piece – Kanojo no Kioku.
Genre: Drama,Shōjo Recommended age: 16+